Originally Posted by PhyzXs
Originally Posted by qksLvrtypeS
lol thats all i see you post tho....i havent seen anything thats "mind blowing" from your previous & current flickr. I did not see the point of upgrading your body week after week when it hasnt been even used to its full potential.
and i also do not see the benefits/reasons for having all those lenses when you already have the 1.2L.
no hate . just my 2 cents.
i know im not the best here or anything and neither am i saying that i have a "mind blowing" photo but i guess im one of those people who believes in the saying "its not what you have , its how you use what you have" . but believe me, id do anything to get my hands on a 5d mkII.
with that said heres my contribution for the night....not my forte but i tried (landscape)
yeah i agree with u. Rap Sizzle has all that nice equipment but doesn't have the photos to back it up.
So what exactly is mind-blowing to you? Do you want something like that panorama taken from the beach with fireworks, a comet and a lighting storm captured in the horizon? Do you want 5x magnified shot of a fly's eye? Do you want me to have a distinct "oh, that's a shot by *insert name here*" like yours? I'm sure you're not making this personal but are you really judging my photographic skills and abilities from a Flickr account I barely even attend to? I don't even post all my stuff in my blog. Most of my photos are of events from the Filipino organization I'm in. Unlike others on here, I do not like to post photos of my friends, family or people in my organization on NT. I'm not fond of sharing photos of 'unknown' people nor do I enjoy looking at photos of people I don't really know. Also, are the quality of the photos which I did post on Flickr that bad that they do not qualify me to have reached my camera's full-potential? I think it's a bit more difficult to capture 'mind-blowing' shots of people that of panoramic landscapes with sunsets and etc. Unfortunately, landscape, panoramas or HDR aren't of my interest. I do event photography and only look to capture the right moments at the right time. I'm in the process of compiling my work and putting them on a website. If you don't think I'm worthy of that either, let me know.
I upgraded to full-frame because I love it's performance under low-light as well as the wonderful bokeh it can produce. I no longer wanted the 40D simply because switching back and forth between cropped and full-frame is a real pain. I got a 5D Mark II because I wanted to run dual full-frame bodies. Too much time is wasted swapping lenses for the right focal length.
As for my 50s, the f/1.8 I had already stated was sold. I got the 50L because of the extra stop and better build quality in comparison to the f/1.4. I'm still in the process of deciding which of the two give better image quality. If I decide to stick with the 1.4, no biggie, I'll just sell the 50L. I have a prime trinity because a zoom lens cannot achieve the same narrow depths of field.
If you believe that I have no right to upgrade to the equipment that I have, great, that's your opinion. I'm working on getting into wedding photography with the help of my friends who have plenty of experience in it. I take photos for myself, my friends, my organization, my family and my clients. I'm not here to try and entertain you or any other NTers.
As for the dude that believes you can take the same photos with a D40 and kit lens...please...show us. I'd like to see how you can achieve such narrow depth of field at f/3.5.
If you guys aren't 'mind-blown' by the photos I post on here or on my Flickr...how about you critique and let me know how those 'non-mind-blowing' shots can be improved. If a bunch of you don't think my photos are all that great then I'll quit sharing info on here, but don't expect me to down-grade my gear just because of what you guys think.